Street photography is a great form of art that is easy to access, whether with a cell phone, a pocket point-and-shoot, or a larger SLR-type camera. Wherever you go, scenes are present to be captured!
Here are four reasons:
I studied classic art and street photographers such as Andre Kertesz and Henri Cartier-Bresson, and learned from skilled instructors, while earning a certificate in photography from Ryerson University's Chang School. I have participated in workshops and lectures with talented street photographers such as Vineet Vohra, the first Leica Ambassador from India, and have attended many photo conferences, including the StreetFoto festival in San Francisco in 2016. I am a constant learner, and daily review street photo articles and news to gain new insights and skills.
Honest LightA cyclist passes the late, great Honest Ed's store along Bloor Street West in early 2016.
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I am dedicated to regularly applying my skill as a photographer, so that I stay sharp, and continue to create new and engaging images. Every week I go out to shoot street images, in addition to my other photo work and assignments, and have brought film back into my photo work in recent years. Toronto is my home base, but I have shot street scenes in many cities around the world. I also have experience leading workshops and have done so across Canada, while working in World Vision Canada's Advocacy and Education department. I know how to create workshops that are engaging and participatory.
I have been showing and selling my art images in fairs and exhibits for eight years now. My images have been recognized with awards and published in a number of magazines, newspapers and online sites (click here for my bio). I will bring my experience in this area to my workshops with you.
The Silver Dollar RoomThe Silver Dollar Room - one of Toronto's truly great and historic music venues. So many legends have played there. Here's hoping The Silver Dollar Room survives a proposed condo development for the site and retains it's distinct character.
4. Friendly and Encouraging
I think the most important trait that I have might be my friendly and encouraging nature. I am not intimidating when I shoot street photos, and will offer that same approach as I equip you to capture dynamic street images.
"I’ve known Henry for some time now... He came into my class with a firm knowledge of photography and, as I discovered from the course assignments, great people skills. And great people skills are an essential ingredient in editorial photography, where one has to photograph people who may not necessarily feel comfortable before the camera... I’m a firm believer that nice people make great people photographers and Henry is a very nice person."
- Larry Frank, Ryerson Chang School Photography Instructor
"We had a great afternoon with Henry! He gave us really great instructions & tips and was very patient with us while we roamed the streets of Toronto and opened our eyes to the interesting streetscapes. He also gave us great and tangible feedback and was very encouraging. I would definitely use Henry for a private workshop again."
I am available for street shooting sessions during the day or some evenings. Just send me a message and we can arrange a time!